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Living in a disappearing priesthood

My historical sense of catholicism in Ireland, which I learned in school, was speckled with events that were depicted as reference points in Irish history. The Wild Geese, Cromwell, Fr Murphy of Boolavogue, Nano Nagle, Daniel O’Connell and Catholic Emancipation, the Great Famine and the soupers, the War of Independence, the Maynooth Mission to China, male and female […]

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All is changed … but parish faith endures

I believed, as a young lad, that Drimoleague was a dangerous place to be a parish priest. It wasn’t because I believed the work was particularly difficult or that the people were hostile. It was due, rather, to an impression I had from my visits to the graveyard to pray for our dead. Every time […]

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